Illinois GOP Senate Candidate Calls Out Rep. Kirk For Alleged Homosexuality

The Senate race is already heating up in Illinois after GOP primary candidate Andy Martin (left) ran a negative ad accusing Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) of being gay.

Martin has achieved a degree of infamy for anti-Semitic remarks and his fostering of the rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim.

In the ad, Martin states “I am fighting for the facts about Mark Kirk . . . Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a ‘solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.’ Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club. Lake County Illinois Republican leader Ray True says Kirk has surrounded himself with homosexuals. Mark Kirk should tell Republican voters the truth.”

In 1996, Martin (a former journalist) ran for a Florida State Senate seat with a campaign committee named “The Anthony R. Martin-Trigona Congressional Campaign to Exterminate Jew Power in America.” In a 1983 bankruptcy case, Martin reportedly called the judge “a crooked, slimy Jew who has a history of lying and thieving common to members of his race.”

It will be interesting to see what steps the RNC and Republican leaders take in the face of such homophobia and intolerance.

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48 thoughts on “Illinois GOP Senate Candidate Calls Out Rep. Kirk For Alleged Homosexuality”

  1. This is how Martin spins, Palin is doing no such thing. She did however make a comment on the issue that was a topic on one of the other threads here.

    Friday, December 04, 2009

    Sarah Palin joins Andy Martin in Obama birth certificate quest

    U.S. Senate candidate Andy Martin prepares to host the Second Annual Conference on Barack Obama’s missing birth certificate, in New York December 18-19. Mainstream media continue to lie to the American people about Barack Obama’s “original” birth certificate.

    Second National Conference on Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate and College Records,
    December 18-19, New York City

  2. RC I didn’t say it, Jill brought it up and I was just responding.

    What ever ones up bringing in life is, certainly can and will shape your values and decision making later in life, however there are no guarantees.

  3. You mean Like this,

    Justice Department officials confirmed Monday that Christopher Coates, who signed off on the complaint’s filing in federal court in Philadelphia in January accusing the party and three of its members of civil rights violations, would begin his new assignment next month.

    The complaint, which accused party members of intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place while wearing black berets, black combat boots, black dress shirts and black jackets with military-style markings, and wielding a nightstick, was later dismissed by Obama administration political appointees at the Justice Department.

  4. Bdaman

    Obama a communist. What a ridiculous statement for anyone to make. He’s only barely a Liberal.

    A Communist, a Socialist, even a Progressive-Liberal would have proposed universal health care (Medicare for all) and run the health insurance industry out of business as many of us would have preferred. President Obama did not.

    A true Liberal would have stood up loud and clear and put an immediate end to Not Ask-Don’t Tell. He has not. At the very least, a Liberal would endorse any and every movement toward same-sex marriage. Again, he does not.

    A Progressive would have supported the DC gun control law. He did not. A truly Progressive Liberal does not agree with the Supreme Court’s ruling declaring gun ownership an individual Constitutional right. Mr Obama does.

    A real left winger, like me, would have Bush and Cheney in irons. Rumsfeld, Woilfowitz, Perle, Yoo, Addington and a few others would already be serving life sentences in Gitmo with no possibility of parole.

    Anyone suggesting Mr Obama is a communist or a socialist either knows nothing about communism or socialism or is–as is most often the case—simply being a parrot for such intellectual midgets as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Conservatives think anyone left of the Reagan–the root cause of our economic downfall–is a communist.

    After these past 30 years of conservative indoctrination (GREED GREED GREED) dominating the political landscape and ruining our once great country, the unfounded, misguided, shrill name calling by screechers on the right is of little value or interest.

    BTW, the US Constitution clearly states one’s religion is neither a qualifier nor disqualifier for federal office. That’s the only reason Christians are permitted to hold office.

  5. Jill your right, I’m trying to figure them out too

    Like the Obama Vacation Timeline yesterday

    Obama at 10:10am press conference
    I Shall Not Rest Until These Terrorists Are Captured;

    Obama at 10:40am:
    T-OFF time

    Obama at 3:20
    Rushes back to the $4500 dollar a day vacation home at blazing speed. One of the Golf partners son, had a cut. Looses press pool, security is put on high alert and an ambulance is seeing leaving the neighborhood.

    Obama at 4:00
    Back to golf course to play the back nine.

  6. Despite the comments of the Illinois Republican Party, Mr. Martin ably represents the emergence of the new Republican prototype, a know-nothing tea bagger who had already established a reputation as a birther, a racist and an anti-Semite. He has simply added homophobia to his list of qualifications for office. He also promotes himself as a public interest lawyer, but was denied admission to the Illinois bar many years ago due to concerns about his ethics and psychological health. He is the ideal candidate for the growing number of Republicans who despise Muslims, Jews and gays.

  7. Professor Turley, no post on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on use of tasers?

  8. Who cares if Obama was a communist or a Muslim?

    It may explain some of his decisions and actions.

    Just pointing out who Andy Martin really is. His comment about Kirk is no surprise, Martin has made alot of claims.

  9. Badman,

    Who cares if Obama was a communist or a Muslim? I don’t. I am very concerned with his present actions, as you know. Being a communist or a Muslim would have absolutely no bearing on his present actions. You are acting like the Indiana governor who wants a short cut to determine if someone is bad or good. Leave the shortcuts to Santa and fundamentalists. The rest of us should look at actions, actions, actions. Not speeches, not hopiness–actions.

  10. Mespo:

    To their credit:

    “Illinois Republican Party Chairman Patrick Brady blasted Martin and the ad, saying, “The Illinois Republican Party disavows the statements made today by Mr. Andrew Martin in his statewide radio advertisements. His statements today are consistent with his history of bizarre behavior and often times hate-filled speech which has no place in the Illinois Republican Party. Mr. Martin will no longer be recognized as a legitimate Republican candidate by the Illinois Republican Party.”

  11. “It will be interesting to see what steps the RNC and Republican leaders take in the face of such homophobia and intolerance.”


    Likely, elevation of the priggish Martin to a position of higher authority where he can use his “bully-**it pulpit” to rally the great unwashed mass that comprises “the base.”

  12. AY

    I’ll take Catch-22 for $800 Alex. Wouldn’t bringing a suit which claims defamation for being called gay reinforce the notion that to be or to even be called gay is a defaming comment and something to be ashamed of?

  13. Lynching by Innuendos. Hmm, this has been going on for a long, long time. The fact if true or not has done more damage in the minds of folks. Can you spell Defamation?

  14. The sad fact is that without a strong and sweeping recognition, from the top down, of sexual preference as a civil right this kind of bigotry is going to continue. This slimy guy wouldn’t dare ‘accuse’ his opponent of being black, or female but having gay as an attribute for derision is entirely legal. If I were his opponant I’d invest some money in a good private investigator, a guy this slimy has some skeletons that need to be dug up, I’d bet money on that 🙂

    1. LK, that is certainly true. Homophobia remains one of the last socially acceptable forms of discrimination and hatred.

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